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Robinson, Derek 1932 April 12-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 309 publications in 6 languages and 7,589 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War stories  Drama  History  Rules  Historical television programs  Television mini-series  War television programs  Historical fiction  War fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6068.O1954, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Derek Robinson
Piece of cake : a novel by Derek Robinson( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the training and seasoning of a squadron of young R.A.F. pilots, including a brilliant, dominating American, in the twelve months leading up to the Battle of Britain
Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson( Book )

42 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War One aviators were more than just soldiers, they were the knights of the sky, and the press and public idolised the gallant young heroes. But for Stanley Woolley, commanding officer of Goshawk Squadron, the romance of chivalry in the clouds is just a myth. There are two types of men up there: victims and murderers, and the code he drums into his men bans any notion of sport or fair play. This produces better killers but, even so, Woolley believes the whole squadron will be dead within three months
War story : a novel by Derek Robinson( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posted to France in 1916, eighteen year old Lieutenant Oliver Paxton is idealistic and eager to win the war. Though he feels surrounded by loafers and drunks, he enjoys being a Flying Corps gunner. Most of all he looks forward to the battle of the Somme, never dreaming what a blood bath it would become
Invasion, 1940 : the truth about the Battle of Britain and what stopped Hitler by Derek Robinson( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial account of the Battle of Britain challenges popular beliefs that the RAF may not have prevented the Nazi invasion of the British Isles, arguing that bad weather and the Luftwaffe's failure to destroy the RAF were key factors in the victory
Kramer's war by Derek Robinson( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damned good show by Derek Robinson( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They had joined an organisation that advertised itself as "the best flying club in the world". Now the young pilots of 409 Squadron are flung into battle over Germany where their training, tactics and aircraft are all found sadly wanting
The Eldorado network by Derek Robinson( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1941. Hitler is rampant. Spain is neutral. Madrid, like Casablanca, the launching pad for spies from all sides. The most daring and audacious of all is codenamed "Eldorado". Young, inexperienced, hotheaded, he had no right to survive, let alone succeed. Now his network is the most valuable in Europe, and the fates of armies lie in his hands. But who does he work for' Or is he only in it for himself' One thing's for sure. War may be a dirty business, but it certainly brings home the bacon. Based on a true story, The Eldorado Network is the first novel in Derek Robinson's acclaimed Luis Cabrillo Quartet. A tense and gripping espionage thriller from a master of action and suspense
A good clean fight by Derek Robinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the desert war waged by the men of the R.A.F. and S.A.S. versus the Luftwaffe and the Afrika Korps in North Africa during the spring of 1942
Rotten with honour by Derek Robinson( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rugby : a player's guide to the laws by Derek Robinson( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A splendid little war by Derek Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war to end all wars, people said in 1918. Not for long. By 1919, White Russians were fighting Bolshevik Reds for control of their country, and Winston Churchill (then Secretary of State for War) wanted to see Communism 'strangled in its cradle'. So a volunteer R.A.F. squadron, flying Sopwith Camels, went there to duff up the Reds. 'There's a splendid little war going on,' a British staff officer told them. 'You'll like it.' Looked like fun. But the war was neither splendid nor little. It was big and it was brutal, a grim conflict of attrition, marked by incompetence and corruption. Before it ended, the squadron wished that both sides would lose. If that was a joke, nobody was laughing
Hornet's sting by Derek Robinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1917, and Captain Stanley Woolley joins an R.F.C. squadron whose pilots are starting to fear the worst: their war over the Western Front may go on for years. A pilot's life is usually short, so while it lasts it is celebrated strenuously. Distractions from the brutality of the air war include British nurses; eccentric Russian pilots; bureaucratic battles over the plum-jam ration; rat-hunting with Very pistols; and the C.O.'s patent, potent cocktail, known as "Hornet's Sting". But as the summer offensives boil up, none of these can offer any lasting comfort
Kentucky blues by Derek Robinson( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaves together the stories of the Killicks and the Hudds, two families in the backwoods town of Rock Springs, Kentucky, from before the Civil War to the years following the war's end
Just testing by Derek Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piece of cake by Robin De Crespigny( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures, heartaches, and rites of passage of the fighter pilots of the RAF Hornet Squadron during World War II
Artillery of lies by Derek Robinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog misleidt een jonge Spanjaard aan de leiband van de Britse geheime dienst de Duitse Abwehr
A year with Rudolf Nureyev by Simon Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hullo Russia, goodbye England by Derek Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight Lieutenant Silk, a twice-decorated Lancaster pilot in WW II, rejoins the R.A.F. and qualifies to fly the Vulcan bomber. Piloting a Vulcan is an unforgettable experience: no other aircraft comes close to matching its all-round performance. And as bombers go, it's drop-dead gorgeous. But there's a catch. The Vulcan has only one role: to make a second strike. To act in retaliation for a Russian nuclear attack. Silk knows that knows that if he ever flies his Vulcan in anger, he'll be flying from a smoking wasteland, a Britain obliterated. But in the mad world of Mutually Assured Destruction, the Vulcan is the last - the only - deterrent
Red rag blues by Derek Robinson( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One conman is senator Joe McCarthy, high priest of America's holy war on Red treachery. The other conman is Luis Cabrillo. The two men embrace each other like clams. Luis sells Joe a steady stream of bogus Commie treachery. Both men prosper, but Luis's dodgy past is catching up with him. Set in USA, 1953, this is a black comedy
Rugby: success starts here by Derek Robinson( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1983 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Invasion, 1940 : the truth about the Battle of Britain and what stopped Hitler
Alternative Names

controlled identityRobson, Dirk

Derek Robinson Brits scheidsrechter

Derek Robinson écrivain britannique

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Derek Robinson (yazar)

Robinson, Derek

Robinson, Derek 1932 Apr. 12-

Дерек Робинсон

درک رابینسون

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Goshawk SquadronWar story : a novelInvasion, 1940 : the truth about the Battle of Britain and what stopped HitlerDamned good showA good clean fightRugby : a player's guide to the lawsHornet's stingKentucky blues